2014 Arterial Paving Project: 3RD AVENUE
July 17, 2014
3rd Avenue is a primary arterial, connecting downtown to Queen Anne (and North Seattle) to the International District (and South Seattle). 3rd Avenue serves more than 3,600 vehicles per day, approximately 45% of which are buses, making this one of the most heavily used transit corridors in the country. Today, 3rd Avenue is marked by potholes, cracks in the pavement and seams in the roadway, which can be hazards for vehicles, bike riders and pedestrians.
Improving safety, accessibility and comfort
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will make road and sidewalk improvements along 3rd Avenue between Denny Way and Virginia Street. The project will include:
SDOT is committed to engaging with the community and understanding the needs in the project area. Nearby businesses and residents will receive updated information as the design is finalized and plans for construction evolve.
A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 15 from 5 – 6:30 PM at the Belltown Community Center (415 Bell Street), where participants can learn more about the project, ask questions and meet the project team.
To date, the project team has:
Click the links below to view our project materials:
The project budget is $9.3 million from SDOT’s Arterial Asphalt and Concrete (AAC) Program, which is funded by the voter-approved Bridging the Gap levy.
Questions or Comments?